Cervantes Don Quixote: A Casebook

Paperback | April 13, 2005

EditorRoberto Gonzalez Echevarria

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This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ramon Menendez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachspolemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a comic book by studying its mixture of styles, and include Leo Spitzer's masterful probe into the essential ambiguity of the novel through minute linguistic analysis of Cervantes' prose. The book includes pieces by other major Cervantes scholars, suchas Manuel Duran and Edward C. Riley, as well as younger scholars like Georgina Dopico Black. All these essays ultimately seek to discover that which is peculiarly Cervantean in Don Quixote and why it is considered to be the first modern novel.

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This casebook gathers a collection of ambitious essays about both parts of the novel (1605 and 1615) and also provides a general introduction and a bibliography. The essays range from Ramon Menendez Pidal's seminal study of how Cervantes dealt with chivalric literature to Erich Auerbachspolemical study of Don Quixote as essentially a c...

Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria is Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale University. His books include The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (ed.), The Pride of Havana: A History of Cuban Baseball, and The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories (ed.).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 5.39 × 8.11 × 0.71 inPublished:April 13, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195169387

ISBN - 13:9780195169386

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1. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria: Introduction2. Manuel Duran: Cervantes' Harassed and Vagabond Life3. Erich Auerbach: The Enchanted Dulcinea4. Ramon Menendez Pidal: The Genesis of Don Quixote5. Georgina Dopico Black: Canons Afire: Libraries and Life in Don Quixote's Spain6. E. C. Riley: Literature and Life in Don Quixote7. Bruce W. Wardropper: Don Quixote: Story or History?8. Leo Spitzer: Linguistic Perspectivism in the Don Quijote9. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria: Don Quixote: Crossed-eyes and Vision10. George Haley: The Narrator in Don Quijote: Maese Pedro's Puppet Show11. Self-Portraits, Miguel de Cervantes (Introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria)